Medical Feeding Complications with Pediatric Tube Feeding

July 19, 2014 9:00am - 4:30pm

*External (non Therapy 2000) Community Specialists Only Please*


* Limited Seating Available*

Advance payment is required. 

This event is open to OT/ST.

This course is  approved for 6 CEUs from TOTA and TSHA.

The fee for this course is $29.


Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L, MEd., FAOTA

Course Location:

Therapy 2000

2535 Lone Star Dr

Dallas, TX


Course Description:

Tube feedings are mealtimes, too.  We will take an in depth look at the medical complications that lead to  tube placement and influence tube feeding successes and complications. The challenges for both child and parent will be discussed in detail. Strategies for tube management, and tube transitions will be reviewed. We will review ways to help children who are tube fed learn to enjoy the sensory aspects of mealtimes, have confidence in their oral skills and have the internal motivation to eat enough.

About Our Speaker:

Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L, MEd., FAOTA

Marsha Dunn Klein is a pediatric occupational therapist and partner at Mealtime Connections in Tucson, Arizona.  She has her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Boston University in 1971 and Masters of Education from the University of Arizona in 1975. She is Neurodevelopmental Trained (NDT).  She is cofounder of Nourish, a non profit supporting families whose children have feeding challenges. Marsha has specialized in feeding with infants and children throughout her career.  She has coauthored four books in this area and presents nationally and internationally.  She was recently awarded Fellow in the American Occupational Therapy Association.


Learner Objectives:

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

1.     List the similarities between oral mealtimes and tube mealtimes

2.     List common GI, pulmonary, cardiac, anatomical, and neurological influences on tube feeding

3.     List four tube transitions plateaus common in tube weaning

4.     List six pros and cons for the use of Homemade Blended Formula with Tube Feeding.


9:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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